|1st Oct. At Neo Chorio. A male sparrow hawk dashed through the garden and grabbed a sardinian warbler on its way out.|
On the coast. There was a group of 7 little egrets and a superb group of 4 great white egrets. The great whites stood majestically while the little egrets scurried around almost underneath them in search of food. Later we saw a flock of20 little egrets over the sea; a single purple heron; and a
flock of 7 grey herons.
|2nd Oct. On the coast. A flock of 157 little egrets flew back and forth for several hours trying to find somewhere undisturbed to land. Also an adult and 2 juvenile purple herons; a male kestrel; and an isabelline wheatear.|
|3rd Oct. At Neo Chorio. At night, a big flock of grey herns migrated along our valley, calling continuously to each other. The flock took about 5 minutes to pass by.|
4th Oct. At Kamisiana. A juvenile red backed shrike.
6th Oct. At Neo Chorio. The wintering black redstarts have now arrived in numbers and are fighting to set up winter territories.
8th Oct. On the coast. We saw 2 eleonoras falcons; a flock of 19 white storks; and a red-backed shrike.
14th Oct. At Neo Chorio. 2 swifts circled before heading south. There was another dead barn owl on the motorway.
15th Oct. At Mournies. A single long legged buzzard.
16th Oct. At Neo Chorio. A scops owl has been calling for the past week. Worthy of note as as though they were once very common in this area there seem very few now.
17th Oct. At Neo Chorio. A booted eagle was heavily mobbed by our local buzzards.
18th Oct. At Mournies. A rough legged buzzard.
At Maleme. 3 booted eagles.
At Neo Chorio. 2 booted eagles; and an eleonoras falcon.
20th Oct. At Tavronitis. There was a flock of 70+ starlings, nearly all juveniles. We do not see many starlings here thank goodness.
21st Oct. On the coast. A flock of 8 grey herons closely followed by a flock of 6 black storks.
22nd Oct. On the coast. A steppe buzzard was being heavily mobbed by a local buzzard.
23rd Oct. At Neo Choirio. A male sparrow hawk tried his luck in the garden - but with no success this time.
26th Oct. At Vlakeronitsa. There was a late yellow wagtail.
At Neo Choirio. We had delightful close-up views of a wryneck, the first we have seen - in other words a tick!
27th Oct. At Neo Choirio. A long legged buzzard soared for ten minutes but was ignored by our local buzzards.